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Virginia Almanac Excerpt - Example from Central Virginia,

Toni-Michelle C. Travis

This is an excerpt from a document, compiled by Toni-Michelle Travis which provides a description of Virginia State Senators and Delegates, as well as their records and districts.

Here is an example from a town in the Shenandoah Valley…

Virginia Almanac Excerpt - Example from South-Western Virginia,

Toni-Michelle C. Travis

This is an excerpt from a document, compiled by Toni-Michelle Travis which provides a description of Virginia State Senators and Delegates, as well as their records and districts.

Here is an example from a town in the south-western…

Virginia Almanac Excerpt - Example from South-Eastern Virginia,

Toni-Michelle C. Travis

This is an excerpt from a document, compiled by Toni-Michelle Travis which provides a description of Virginia State Senators and Delegates, as well as their records and districts.

Here is an example from a city in the south-eastern…

Virginia Almanac Excerpt - Example from Northern Virginia,

Toni-Michelle C. Travis

This is an excerpt from a document, compiled by Toni-Michelle Travis which provides a description of Virginia State Senators and Delegates, as well as their records and districts.

Here is an example from a city in Northern Virginia and…

Virginia Almanac Excerpt - Example from Shenandoah Valley,

Toni-Michelle C. Travis

This is an excerpt from a document, compiled by Toni-Michelle Travis which provides a description of Virginia State Senators and Delegates, as well as their records and districts.

Here is an example from a town in the Shenandoah Valley and…

What are Initiatives and Referendums?,

Rob Campbell

Currently, 24 states have some form of initiative and referendum process. Citizens can use the ballot initiative process to implement laws on their own; conversely, a referendum places an existing law to a popular vote. In this activity, students…

Who’s My Legislator?,

Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly has created a quick form to look up your state elected officials. By filling in your address, you can find who represents your interests in the Virginia Senate and House of Representatives, as well as in the U.S. Congress. The website also provides contact information for your legislators, as well as a convenient link to each legislator’s official website.

What is the Real Cost of Buying a House and Car?,

Linda Long

Tax rates differ for citizens in Virginia, depending on where one lives. In addition, a local government may choose to spend collected tax money differently than another local government in the Commonwealth. In this activity, students simulate the…

Virginia General Assembly Homepage,

Virginia General Assembly

This website offers a diverse array of information about the Commonwealth’s legislative branch: live audio and video streams of House and Senate chamber discussions, a guide to contacting your legislator, and information on visiting the Capitol. It is also a portal for Capitol Classroom, an educational resource about the Virginia General Assembly. The website provides core information on the General Assembly, and is a good jumping-off point for further study.

How to Track a Bill: Virginia Legislative Assembly,

Virginia General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly has provided a guide on how to track a bill for students in grades 9–12. The guide provides definitions of common terms, such as “standing committee” and “HB.” Ultimately, the guide outlines how to use the Legislative Information System to access anything from bills to daily floor calendars from the Virginia General Assembly. This website is an excellent tool to find out the day-to-day actions of the Virginia General Assembly, as well as how upcoming legislation may affect everyday people.